Ken's Naperville Real Estate Blog : 2010 IS HALF WAY OVER. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO FINISH THE YEAR OUT STRONG?

2010 IS HALF WAY OVER. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO FINISH THE YEAR OUT STRONG?

July 4th is this weekend.  Where did the year go?

 Fun on July 4th         Fishing on July 4th

Before I let my thoughts drift to our upcoming family vacation, I find myself thinking...

"The year is half way over.  How is my business coming?"

 Keller Williams

I write down my production goals each year and post them on Active Rain

I have had a solid start to 2010, but I am not on pace to achieve my production goals this year...

That is OK.  I fall short of my production goals every year.  This business is way harder than I expected, and it continues to surprise me year after year...

You can't control your results.  You can control your effort.

Keller Williams

I post my marketing goal on Active Rain each year too. My marketing is the lifeblood of my business. I judge my own effort by how much marketing I do. 

I will write 33 Local Naperville market reports in July and post them on Active Rain, Trulia, and Localism.  This will be my third set of reports on neighborhoods in and around Naperville.

I will also be delivering my neighborhood newsletters to my two primary "farm" neighborhoods, River Bend in Lisle and Carrolwood in Naperville...

That is about 70 hours of work.  Strictly marketing.  In one month...

I want to finish the year out strong.  It is critical to be in front of customers today.

What about you?  

How are you going to finish the year out strong?

Ken 

Comment balloon 12 commentsKen Tracy • June 29 2010 09:34PM

Comments

Great pictures. I am not where I planned to be at this time but that just means a little harder smarter push to complete the year on track. I have developed a couple new marketing partnerships that I am excited about.

Posted by Deanne Olivas, Gilbert AZ Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty East Valley) over 7 years ago

I am behind as well. Just a little though, let's push hard in the 2nd half!

Posted by Doug Rogers, Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent (Bayou Properties) over 7 years ago

Hi Deanne and Doug.  Thanks for stopping by.

Again, I try to not worry about production.  Tough though...

That is what pays the bills.

It is no fun unless you are excited!

Thanks again,

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 7 years ago

Ken...

I have been thinking the same thing. Where in the world did the year go?

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 7 years ago

"You can't control your results.  You can control your effort."

This is absolutely the truth!  Enjoy your vacation.

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 7 years ago

Ken you are giving it the All American try and I think you will reach your golas in time.

Posted by John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana (Frank Rubi Real Estate) over 7 years ago

I'm gonna finish the year with a beer, an american flag, and lot's of fish!  God is good and God bless the United States!

Posted by Larry Bettag, Regional Vice-President (Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage) over 7 years ago

I was thinking about the same thing today, Ken.  Have a great vacation with your lovely family.

Posted by Shirley Parks, Broker, 210-414-0966, San Antonio TX Real Estate (Sands Realty 210-414-0966) over 7 years ago

Ken, at the end of May, my team had closed as many houses at we had at the end of Dec 09. It has been a fantastic year in so many ways. Pushing for as great a finish as a start.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 7 years ago

Hi Missy, Shirley, Larry, Steve, John, and Richard.  Thanks for reading.

Awesome to here Missy!

I will have a great weekend.  The 4th is one of my favorite holidays...

And I am excited about getting back and getting back to work!

Thanks again,

Ken

Posted by Ken Tracy, Helping clients buy and sell since 2005 (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 7 years ago

Ken, thanks for a great post!  Putting your goals out there to the world is a way to push yourself harder to reach them.  You can do it!

Posted by Katrina Cole, Inlanta Mortgage, Business Development Manager (The Jonathan Arnold Team of Inlanta Mortgage) over 7 years ago

Ken, each day is a new beginning.  I say let's all look for the aha's and insights today brings.  Love your attitude!

Posted by Linda Kemp, Stager and Relocation Professional (Keller Williams Realty Infinity) over 7 years ago

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